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  • Porte pulls out of Giro d'Italia … Reuters - 33 minutes ago

    Australia's Richie Porte has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia due to injury as one of the pre-race favourites suffered a catastrophic first two weeks of the 21-stage event, … More »Porte pulls out of Giro d'Italia …

    Australia's Richie Porte has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia due to injury as one of the pre-race favourites suffered a catastrophic first two weeks of the 21-stage event, his Team Sky said on Monday. "Richie Porte has been forced to withdraw from the Giro d'Italia on medical grounds following injuries sustained in a stage …

  • Afghan youths play football at a field in the outskirts of Kabul in September. Japan's 2018 World Cup qualifiers against the country and also Syria will be played on neutral ground due to security concerns
    Japan to play Afghans, Syria on neutral … AFP News - 34 minutes ago

    Japan will play their away 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan and Syria on neutral territory later this year due to security concerns in the strife-torn countries. … More »Japan to play Afghans, Syria on neutral …

    Afghan youths play football at a field in the outskirts of Kabul in September. Japan's 2018 World Cup qualifiers against the country and also Syria will be played on neutral ground due to security concerns

    Japan will play their away 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan and Syria on neutral territory later this year due to security concerns in the strife-torn countries. Japanese officials said Monday that the September 8 game against Afghanistan would be switched to Tehran, while the Blue Samurai will face Syria …

  • Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates winning the Premier League on the last day of the season, and also his last game with the club on May 24, 2015
    Drogba, Ayew make emotional farewel … AFP News - 40 minutes ago

    African football legends Didier Drogba and Andre Ayew made emotional farewells at the weekend from clubs they have served with distinction, as most European leagues ended. … More »Drogba, Ayew make emotional farewel …

    Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates winning the Premier League on the last day of the season, and also his last game with the club on May 24, 2015

    African football legends Didier Drogba and Andre Ayew made emotional farewells at the weekend from clubs they have served with distinction, as most European leagues ended. Veteran Ivory Coast striker Drogba was carried off the Stamford Bridge pitch by team-mates after retiring injured during a 3-1 win for English champions …

  • Fernando Alonso was forced to retire from the Monaco Grand Prix -- the first time he has had to do so since 2004
    Alonso optimistic despite Monaco re … AFP News - 45 minutes ago

    Fernando Alonso remained optimistic about the future Monday despite being forced to retire from Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix in which his team-mate Briton Jenson Button … More »Alonso optimistic despite Monaco re …

    Fernando Alonso was forced to retire from the Monaco Grand Prix -- the first time he has had to do so since 2004

    Fernando Alonso remained optimistic about the future Monday despite being forced to retire from Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix in which his team-mate Briton Jenson Button claimed the struggling McLaren Honda team’s first points of the year by finishing eighth. The two-time world champion Spaniard was following Button comfortably …

  • Formula One: Alonso optimistic despite … AFP News - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Fernando Alonso remained optimistic about the future Monday despite being forced to retire from Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix in which his team-mate Briton Jenson Button … More »Formula One: Alonso optimistic despite …

    Fernando Alonso remained optimistic about the future Monday despite being forced to retire from Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix in which his team-mate Briton Jenson Button claimed the struggling McLaren Honda team's first points of the year by finishing eighth. The two-time world champion Spaniard was following Button comfortably …

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter (R) and UEFA president Michel Platini pictured together in June 2014 during the World Cup
    Platini says Blatter lied about quitting … AFP News - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday backed Prince Ali bin al Hussein's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, accusing the football leader of lying to him … More »Platini says Blatter lied about quitting …

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter (R) and UEFA president Michel Platini pictured together in June 2014 during the World Cup

    UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday backed Prince Ali bin al Hussein's bid to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, accusing the football leader of lying to him about seeking a new term. Platini said as FIFA's executive gathered in Zurich that the 79-year-old Blatter fears a life of "emptiness" if he loses a vote …

  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton ponders his third place the podium at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 24, 2015
    Hamilton ducks the parties as Rosberg … AFP News - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    Lewis Hamilton was conspicuous by his absence on Monday as bleary-eyed reports of the post-race parties after Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix were shared over strong coffee … More »Hamilton ducks the parties as Rosberg …

    Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton ponders his third place the podium at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 24, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton was conspicuous by his absence on Monday as bleary-eyed reports of the post-race parties after Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix were shared over strong coffee on the Cote d’Azur where, so unexpectedly, his Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg had been given a gift-wrapped victory. The 29-year-old German, …

  • UEFA President Platini waits for the draw of the Champions League semi-finals matches at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon
    Platini pledges support for Prince Ali … Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    UEFA president Michel Platini has reiterated his support for Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in the Jordanian's bid to usurp incumbent Sepp Blatter in this week's FIFA presidency … More »Platini pledges support for Prince Ali …

    UEFA President Platini waits for the draw of the Champions League semi-finals matches at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon

    UEFA president Michel Platini has reiterated his support for Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in the Jordanian's bid to usurp incumbent Sepp Blatter in this week's FIFA presidency vote. Prince Ali is the only remaining candidate standing against Blatter in Friday's election at the FIFA Congress in Zurich after Luis Figo and Michael …

  • Badminton: BWF suspends Sport Accord … AFP News - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Badminton's governing body announced Monday that it has suspended links with Sport Accord over the organisation's criticism of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) … More »Badminton: BWF suspends Sport Accord …

    Badminton's governing body announced Monday that it has suspended links with Sport Accord over the organisation's criticism of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its leadership. Sport Accord President Marius Vizer had last month accused the IOC system and its leaders of being the "cardinals" and "popes" of sport …

  • Slaven Bilic has been head coach of Besiktas Istanbul for two seasons, but has been closely linked lately with a move to West Ham, where he played in the 1990s
    West Ham-linked Bilic confirms leaving … AFP News - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    The Croatian coach of Istanbul giants Besiktas Slaven Bilic, who has been linked with a move to the English Premier League, confirmed he will leave the club at the end … More »West Ham-linked Bilic confirms leaving …

    Slaven Bilic has been head coach of Besiktas Istanbul for two seasons, but has been closely linked lately with a move to West Ham, where he played in the 1990s

    The Croatian coach of Istanbul giants Besiktas Slaven Bilic, who has been linked with a move to the English Premier League, confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season, reports said on Monday. Bilic made the announcement following his team's 0-2 loss to Istanbul rivals Galatasaray on Sunday which means his …

  • Formula One: Hamilton ducks the parties … AFP News - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Lewis Hamilton was conspicuous by his absence on Monday as bleary-eyed reports of the post-race parties after Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix were shared over strong coffee … More »Formula One: Hamilton ducks the parties …

    Lewis Hamilton was conspicuous by his absence on Monday as bleary-eyed reports of the post-race parties after Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix were shared over strong coffee on the Cote d'Azur where, so unexpectedly, his Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg had been given a gift-wrapped victory. The 29-year-old German, …

  • Badminton joins SportAccord exodus over … Reuters - 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    Badminton has severed ties with SportAccord, adding its name to a fast-growing exodus of sports abandoning the umbrella organisation following a scathing attack by its … More »Badminton joins SportAccord exodus over …

    Badminton has severed ties with SportAccord, adding its name to a fast-growing exodus of sports abandoning the umbrella organisation following a scathing attack by its chief on the International Olympic Committee (IOC). "The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has suspended its membership of SportAccord with immediate effect …

  • Football: West Ham-linked Bilic confirms … AFP News - 2 hours 1 minute ago

    The Croatian coach of Istanbul giants Besiktas Slaven Bilic, who has been linked with a move to the English Premier League, confirmed he will leave the club at the end … More »Football: West Ham-linked Bilic confirms …

    The Croatian coach of Istanbul giants Besiktas Slaven Bilic, who has been linked with a move to the English Premier League, confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season, reports said on Monday. Bilic made the announcement following his team's 0-2 loss to Istanbul rivals Galatasaray on Sunday which means his …

  • Australian rider Richie Porte  had sustained injuries to his knee and hip in an earlier crash and has decided to abandon ahead of Sunday's conclusion in Milan
    Injured Porte pulls out of Giro AFP News - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    Richie Porte has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia having failed to fully recover from a bad fall during Friday's 13th stage, Team Sky announced on Monday. "I'm gutted … More »Injured Porte pulls out of Giro

    Australian rider Richie Porte  had sustained injuries to his knee and hip in an earlier crash and has decided to abandon ahead of Sunday's conclusion in Milan

    Richie Porte has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia having failed to fully recover from a bad fall during Friday's 13th stage, Team Sky announced on Monday. "I'm gutted it's ended this way," Porte said on teamsky.com. "I just wanted to keep trying and give it everything but now the medical team have advised me not to continue." …

  • Middlesbrough'’s manager Aitor Karanka watches from the touchline their English FA Cup match against Arsenal, at the Emirates Stadium in London, in February 2015
    Karanka awed by Middlesbrough's … AFP News - 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka finds it almost impossible to believe he will be taking part in the world's most lucrative match when his side face Norwich for a … More »Karanka awed by Middlesbrough's …

    Middlesbrough'’s manager Aitor Karanka watches from the touchline their English FA Cup match against Arsenal, at the Emirates Stadium in London, in February 2015

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka finds it almost impossible to believe he will be taking part in the world's most lucrative match when his side face Norwich for a place in the Premier League on Monday. When Karanka replaced Tony Mowbray at the Riverside Stadium in November 2013, Middlesbrough were languishing in the …

  • PGA champion An says more Asians should … Reuters - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - South Korean An Byeong Hun urged more Asian golfers to try their luck on the European Tour following his outstanding … More »PGA champion An says more Asians should …

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - South Korean An Byeong Hun urged more Asian golfers to try their luck on the European Tour following his outstanding six-shot win in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The 23-year-old is in his rookie season on the main circuit after spending three years on the second-tier …

  • Former F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen of Finland attends a interviews ahead of the Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Shanghai
    Monaco will make Hamilton stronger, … Reuters - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton can turn Monaco misery into a Canadian celebration because every setback makes you stronger, according to retired double … More »Monaco will make Hamilton stronger, …

    Former F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen of Finland attends a interviews ahead of the Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Shanghai

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton can turn Monaco misery into a Canadian celebration because every setback makes you stronger, according to retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen. "You have to learn and analyse everything that has happened, and get stronger and better." Hakkinen, champion with McLaren …

  • Motor racing-Monaco will make Hamilton … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO, May 25 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton can turn Monaco misery into a Canadian celebration because every setback makes you stronger, according to retired … More »Motor racing-Monaco will make Hamilton …

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO, May 25 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton can turn Monaco misery into a Canadian celebration because every setback makes you stronger, according to retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen. "You have to learn and analyse everything that has happened, and get stronger and better." Hakkinen, champion …

  • Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead
    Looking ahead to Game 4: Warriors at … Ball Don't Lie - 3 hours ago

    The Warriors are a single win from the franchise's first NBA Finals in 40 years. Is there anything the Rockets can do to stop them? More »Looking ahead to Game 4: Warriors at …

    Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead

    The Warriors are a single win from the franchise's first NBA Finals in 40 years. Is there anything the Rockets can do to stop them?

  • Coach Bilic of Besiktas looks on before the Europa League round of 16 second leg soccer match against Club Brugge in Istanbul
    Bilic confirms Besiktas exit amid West … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic said on Sunday he will leave the club at the end of the season as media speculation grew that he may replace Sam Allardyce as West Ham United … More »Bilic confirms Besiktas exit amid West …

    Coach Bilic of Besiktas looks on before the Europa League round of 16 second leg soccer match against Club Brugge in Istanbul

    Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic said on Sunday he will leave the club at the end of the season as media speculation grew that he may replace Sam Allardyce as West Ham United manager. "I won't be Besiktas' manager next season. Bilic spent six successful years with the Croatia national team and then took over at Dynamo Moscow …